Boston Celtics guard Dennis Schroder can sometimes rub his teammates the wrong way.
Last season, with the Los Angeles Lakers, a lot of players on the roster hated him. One of the team’s biggest stars, in fact, really couldn’t stand playing alongside him.
As such, it should come as no surprise that Schroder’s run in Boston hasn’t been without incident.
This past week Schroder and Celtics star Jayson Tatum got into it.
Midway through the fourth quarter of Monday’s showdown between the Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, Tatum and Schroder argued following a turnover. Given that Boston was up 11 at the time, the whole thing was extremely unnecessary.
After the game, Tatum addressed the Schroder beef and whether it would be an issue going forward.
“Anybody that’s played in the NBA or a professional sport, you know it’s a high-intensity game, and guys care,” he said.
“It’s nothing personal. It’s nothing more than that. We’re just trying to figure things out. When there are 19,000 people in the arena, it’s hard to have an inside voice. Just two passionate guys who care about winning, nothing more than that, we’re fine, and we move on.”
The 2021-22 NBA season has been rife with drama for Boston. Players hate each other. There’s chatter of a team-wide blowing up of the roster. Certain trades appear inevitable. It has been ugly.
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At this juncture, the last thing anyone needed was another beef in the locker room.
With that in mind, it’s good to see that this won’t be a lingering thing between Tatum and Schroder.
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